Melodic Rhythm and Lyric Rhythm: Stressed Notes as Spotlights

Author: Pat Pattison

Lesson description

Berklee Online instructor Pat Pattison talks about the importance of keeping smaller grammatical functions in the background, and making sure the right works are lighted by the melodic rhythm.

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